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Most days you can find me curled up with a glass of cabernet, watching anything on HGTV (yes, Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal). When I'm not spending my time photographing the sweetest couples in love, I'm working on fixing up a dreamy little farmhouse with my favorite human; Sean.

I'm super goofy, lighthearted, and never pass up on a road trip. Click around and get to know me!

lead photographer

samantha

xoxo,

WHO WE ARE

Once I really put it into perspective that every couple has their own story, it became easier and easier to understand my job. I had to first learn their story before I could be able to tell it through photos. No copying poses off of Pinterest, no stiff rigged stances, just me and my clients; working together to tell the most beautiful stories. 

"...and here I am, recently published with a 10 page spread in a major wedding magazine."

I started second shooting weddings when I was home for the summers in college. Once I graduated I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but never really believed I would be good enough to be a full time photographer. Fast forward five years and here I am, recently published with 10 page spread in a major wedding magazine and living the best life I could imagine.

We believe cozy autumn mornings with a cup of coffee on the porch can cure just about anything.

We believe in getting to know our clients, and capturing little glimpses of life that show who they are together.

We believe adventure and travel are needed to discover all of the best pieces of you.

We believe in going all-in in everything you do,
in that exact moment, and soaking it all in.

We believe lipstick is the perfect accessory to any outfit - hello, dressing up that messy bun.

We believe in timeless over trendy. That the Audrey Hepburn kind of beauty will never go out of style.

We believe in true love, that chivalry is not a lost art and that photos are meant to be hung on walls.

- samantha leigh

Everyone has a story that deserves to be told

my motto:

NEXT SET

Should I even put a description for this one? Cabernet. Cabernet is always the right answer (in moderation of course).

WINE

05. LIFE IS BETTER WITH

I'm in the most chaotic, beautiful process of bringing a 100+ year old abandoned farmhouse back to life. Sean and I named it After Hours Farm and you can find it on Insta!

OUR FARM

04. ADDICTED TO

Every new city or country I go to I feel like I get to find a new part of myself. I think everyone should travel to experience cultures and lifestyles different from their own.

TRAVELING

03. I LOVE

Fully guilty of talking to Atlas like he's a human, feeding him pizza, sharing way too many photos of him and pretending he completely understands every word I say.

ATLAS

02. love my cat

There's no better way to spend a Sunday than with a big brunch or a trip to my town's local breakfast spot (washed down with a few mimosas of course).

SUNDAY BRUNCH

01. I NEVER SKIP

PREVIOUS SET

I grew up outside; playing basketball, softball, volleyball and pretty much any other sport you could imagine with my three brothers. And you bet Sundays in our house are for football.

TOM BOY

1o. I'm a bit of a

I played college softball all four years in my attendance at Saginaw Valley State University (Go Cards)! We even made it to the college softball world series in 2011.

COLLEGE ATHLETE

09. I WAS A 

Now I'm the first to lie - I'm probably EXTREMELY rusty haha but I grew up playing the violin and always thought it had such a timeless sound to it.

VIOLIN

08. Secrert talent: I play

My perfect night out is Sean and I tucked away in a quiet little corner of our local wine bar - They have THE BEST cheese plates in the league. 

CHEESE

07. gimme all the

I tell myself every season that I'm not watching. One gourmet cheese plate and a girls night later and I can't believe he kissed three girls the first night!!

THE BACHELOR

06. GUILTY PLEASURE:

THINGS

FAVORITE

a few of my

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